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The American Dream increasingly involves a lease, not a mortgage.  Fifty-two of the 100 largest U.S. cities were majority-renter in 2015, according to U.S. Census Bureau data compiled for Bloomberg by real estate brokerage Redfin. 


A rural community west of Short Pump could be getting its first taste of its denser-development neighbor.


The city approved Beach-based developer United States Management’s loan commitment letter for the $220 million project, Sessoms announced.


The path is now clear for a five-story apartment building at the foot of Libby Hill, on the same site where a much taller development once was proposed.



The Piedmont Housing Alliance has spent the past 18 months developing a plan to quadruple the residential density at a redeveloped Friendship Court.


The council Tuesday instructed Town Manager Marc Verniel to prepare a presentation listing the conditions required for the move. The discussion follows the town’s failed attempt to acquire the former Blacksburg High School from Montgomery County.

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Major increases in website traffic, future partnerships with local community colleges, meetings with local officials and more!




The Hampton Roads Apartment Council rolled out the red carpet for Hampton Roads' largest multifamily rental housing event.  Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!


CVAA had the highest attendance ever at this year's competition and the competition was fierce!  Check out this year's winners here.

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Residents in today’s market are paying higher prices and expecting more for their money. Unfortunately where we most commonly fall short of our residents expectations is in customer service.



The constant "pressure" and nonstop grind of working in overdrive will ultimately cause burnout. Using these tips can keep you from overusing overdrive and leave you riding comfortably on cruise control.


You would never seek out or encourage staff problems  . . . . . . .  or would you??

There’s a very real possibility that you could actually be enabling personnel to play out some of the worst behaviors and conduct on the team.  You may not even be aware that you’re doing it! 


“How many of you have ever said – out loud or internally – ‘I might as well do it myself, because I need it done right’?” Without fail I get nearly everyone in the room to raise his or her hand. What this says to me is that as an industry and as a society, we have a problem with delegation.




According to, the definition of employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals. This emotional commitment means engaged employees actually care about their work and their company.


Patty Morgan-Seager will instruct three sessions at VAMACON 2017:

People vs. Technology…Re-Igniting A Personal Touch In A Digital World!

6 Marketing Strategies Your Competitors And Cutting-Edge Companies Outside Our Industry Are Using To Gain A Competitive Edge!

Driving More Traffic To Your Door With Effective Outreach Marketing…It’s All About Building Partnerships!


This celebrated seminar will provide all onsite apartment pros with proven skills for dealing with Resident Problems and PROBLEM Residents...and how to know the difference! 


VAMA 2017 State Conference - April 19th - 21st

HRAC 4/11/17 VRLTA with Chip Dicks
BRAC 4/12/17 Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Course
CVAA 4/13/17 Housing Searches from a Student's Perspective Seminar
CVAA 4/14/17 Morning Coffee Meeting
HRAC 4/25/17 Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) Course
VRHC 4/26/17 Happy Hour NRVAC 04/27/17 Fair Housing
VRHC 4/27/17 Morning Motivator - Harrisonburg
RLRAC 4/28/17 Roanoke Morning Perk
HRAC 5/9/17 Career Fair - Table Registration